Vanessa Kirby has joined the previously announced Hugh Jackman and Laura Dern in the cast of The Son, Florian Zeller’s follow-up to The Father.
The film is adapted by Zeller and Christopher Hampton from Zeller’s stage play, with Jackman and Kirby playing a couple with a new baby whose lives are thrown into disarray when the father’s ex-wife turns up with their teenage son.
Kirby is known for her roles in Pieces Of A Woman, for which she received an Oscar and Bafta nomination, and Netflix drama series The Crown, for which she won a Bafta TV award.
See-Saw Films’ Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Joanna Laurie are producing with Christophe Spadone (The Father) alongside Zeller. Film4 is co-financing production.
Embankment and Cross City Films are handling international sales. Cross City Films and CAA Media Finance are co-representing US rights.
It marks Zeller’s second feature after The Father, which won two Oscars and two Baftas for adapted screenplay and leading actor Anthony Hopkins.